Tuesday, 1 October 2013

"I'm a peasant at heart, a petty serf with nice hair had a strong liver!"

Lionsgate have released their first trailer for Richard Shepard's (The Matador) Dom Hemingway, starring Jude Law as the titular in your face anti-hero.

As far as first impressions go this looks like a riot. Law is tackling this phase of his career with serious gusto, throwing himself into a range of unhinged roles light years from the pretty boys of his youth, and Hemingway is certainly one of those. The actor put on ten kilos for the role, a Coca-Cola diet that has been augmented by some ruthless snipping of the Law locks to create this cliff top teeter of a character.

The going-to-seed Dom Hemingway, fresh from a 12 year stint in prison, heads to the south of France to collect what he's owed for keeping his mouth shut for former crime boss Mr Fontaine (Demián Bichir). Dickie (Richard E. Grant) is along for the ride and all seems hunky dory. Only Dom can't resist the old temptations – femme fatales, booze, shooters, other types of booze – and, sure enough, off the cliff he goes.

Salvation may just come in the substantially purer form of his long lost daughter (Emilia Clarke). Then again, Dom might just screw that up too.

You can find out for yourself when Dom Hemingway gets its UK release on 15 November.

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